Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 9, 2020

All California National Forests Closed

Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region News Release
Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of an additional ten National Forests, meaning all eighteen National Forests in California are now closed. The closure of the additional ten forests will be effective at 5:00 pm today.
These additional forests include the

U.S. Forest Service – Eldorado National Forest,
U.S. Forest Service – Klamath National Forest,
Lassen National Forest,
U.S. Forest Service – Mendocino National Forest,
U.S. Forest Service-Modoc National Forest,
U.S. Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest,
U.S. Forest Service-Plumas National Forest,
U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest,
U.S. Forest Service- Tahoe National Forest, and
U.S. Forest Service – Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change.

 

We had closed eight National Forests on Monday evening, Sept. 7, 2020. Explosive growth of fires throughout California during the day and late evening of Sept. 8th led to this updated decision.
“The number of large fires and extreme fire behavior we are seeing across the State is historic,” said Regional Forester Randy Moore. “These temporary closures are necessary to protect the public and our firefighters, and we will keep them in place until conditions improve and we are confident that National Forest visitors can recreate safely. I ask all Californians and visitors to take these closures and evacuations seriously for their own safety and to allow our firefighters to focus on the mission of safely suppressing these fires.”
The Forest Service thanks our partners and the public for their cooperation and understanding of this monumental fire threat. It is critical that all Californians and national forest visitors follow these important closures and restrictions for their own safety and the safety of our firefighters. Citizens with specific questions within their area may call their local forests for more information.

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